Friday, April 18, 2008

2008 SEAs Dinner and Auction

Becky, Tom, Marlene and Philip stopped at the house for a quick drink. Afterwards, we went to the SEAs dinner and silent/live auctions. Timmy and Kathy met us there. The event had a Hawaiian theme this year.

This is one of the main fund raisers for Jack's school. It is the ninth year that they have had the auction and the sixth year that we have gone. In a change from previous years, it was held at the Elk Grove SES Hall, rather than the St. Joseph's Parish Hall.

With the change in venue, they did a couple of new things this year. After dinner, they had David Garibaldi paint four paintings (Tiger Woods, Ray Charles, Jesus Christ and Michelangelo's Hands Of God And Man). Garibaldi is billed as a performance artist; I actually saw him at half-time of a King's game this season. They auctioned off the four paintings during the live auction.

The event also included a live band after the live auction. The band was Marty Dread and the Native Elements.

Settling up the live and silent auction items turned into more than a little bit of fiasco. Unlike past years where it ran pretty smoothly, we stood in line about 35 or 40 minutes and than gave up.

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